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HRRMC Exhibit Features Fay Golson Works

An exhibit of mixed-media pieces by Salida artist Fay Golson is on display at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center through March 31.Fay Golson

Golson grew up in Florida and began her artistic journey early in life when her mother bought her a set of tempera paints, and she discovered the magic of mixing two primary colors to form a third color. She earned a degree in interior design from the School of Architecture at Auburn University and spent 25 years in the field designing professional and commercial spaces, while remaining active in the art field.

Golson moved to Chaffee County in 1994 and five years later she partnered with five other artists in Articulation Gallery, then located in Salida, where she served as president and part-owner until 2005. The next year, she opened Apogee Studio in Salida, where she continues to produce and market her artwork.

A sound foundation in composition and color gathered from her years of design experience combined with an inventive technique are evident in Golson's art. "The powers of imagination, a respect for our worldly creatures, plant life, rock formations, and the might seas are major influences" on her work, according to Golson, and have forged "a profound bond between the artist and our spectacular planet."

All works in the hospital exhibit are for sale, and 25 percent of the proceeds are donated to the HRRMC Foundation.

HRRMC is hosting four art exhibits this year, as part of its mission to create a healing environment. The hospital displays the work of regional artists, with an emphasis on the Arkansas Valley. For more information on exhibiting art at HRRMC, call (719) 530-2217.